At GeoPool, we offer comprehensive geological consulting services tailored to meet the diverse needs of exploration projects. We prepare the ground so your exploration project runs smoothly, allowing your company to focus on the essential part: exploration! 

A deep understanding of local dynamics, including potential legal and cultural hurdles, is crucial to entering a new area. Armed with this insight, we can effectively assist your company in navigating and upholding its social license to operate.

We are experienced in creating an effective field-based setup using local contractors and suppliers. This way, problems can be solved quickly on-site and long downtimes are avoided. Our network of connections allows us to react fast when needed. Most importantly, we always aim to work with the local community to benefit the whole region.

Our corporate administration and technical advisory services also streamline project setup and management, ensuring compliance and smooth operations in the Nordic business environment. With advanced technologies and experienced professionals, we provide valuable insights and recommendations for informed decision-making. Contact us to learn more about how GeoPool can support your exploration projects.


In condition to the exploration concept or the area of interest, GeoPool compiles available geological information and suggests targets for further investigation. Supplementary datasets may also be requested from the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) to support exploration planning. Additionally, we examine your area of interest from the perspective of responsibility, and identify possible restrictions for exploration and mining.

For target generation, we offer:

  • Compiling and evaluating available data from open sources
  • Requesting available datasets from the GTK archives
  • Preparing data packages for novel projects

GeoPool has a long experience in hyperspectral mapping. With our portable ASD TerraSpec® equipment, we have led projects in many parts of the world. The equipment is suitable for systematic hyperspectral measurement campaigns and can measure 1000-1500 meters of drill core daily, depending on the circumstances on site.

Hyperspectral mapping is used to detect alteration minerals. All alteration products that show characteristic features in the spectrum of wavelengths 350-2500 nm (VNIR and NIR/SWIR) can be identified. Such minerals are Micas, Chlorites, Clays, Amphiboles, Sulfates, Carbonates, and Tourmaline.

Hyperspectral mapping is also a cost-efficient and fast exploration tool. Fine-grained alteration minerals that are difficult to differentiate visually can rapidly be detected with our spectrometer. Even minor chemical or crystalline variations are distinguishable. Hyperspectral mapping is a non-destructive method, and the results are easy to understand. The raw data from our study can be used in your GIS and 3D software. The method is applicable to many deposit types, including epithermal and porphyry systems, skarns, kimberlites, VMS and IOCG deposits.

We can detect and visualize the alteration system in your project area by plotting geochemical assays and minerals obtained from spectral data. A specific mineral or a particular wavelength of a mineral might correlate with the mineralization. The more data is collected (proximal and distal), the better and more accurate is the model. This information is particularly valuable in orientating future drilling and in locating new ore bodies.

For hyperspectral mapping, we offer:

  • Field portable hyperspectral measurement equipment
  • Data collection as on-site measurement campaigns
  • Raw data processing and data quality evaluation
  • Data interpretation and modelling

Petrographical examination of ore mineralogy, textures, and mineral associations, in conjunction with rock protolith and alteration determination, can significantly improve the understanding of the paragenesis of mineralization. Identifying rock-forming and ore minerals, their textures, and their relative abundances aids in interpreting geochemical data and allows distinguishing geological processes as well as appropriate petrogenetic models to support exploration activities. 

Mineral chemical characterization and scanning provide further knowledge on ore minerals, their constituent elements, grain size distribution, and association. For instance, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) allows the detection of microscopic minerals, such as PGMs, rarely observed with conventional methods. In addition, detailed mineralogical studies bring essential background information for beneficiation and mineral processing studies.   

GeoPool offers a variety of techniques to analyze rock specimens for their detailed mineralogy, including optical (polarized/reflected light) microscopy for petrographical descriptions and different microanalytical methods for mineral chemical analyses and characterization. Depending on the desired outcome, we can tailor a service to specific needs and requirements.

Our analytical services for mineral exploration include the following:

  • Petrographical descriptions and photomicrographs of rock specimens, ore mineralogy, textures, and associations within a commercial timeframe for reporting
  • Textural and grain size analyses (SEM); mineral compositional analyses (SEM-EDS/EPMA); XRD/SEM-based automated mineralogy for mineral quantification analyses (or other suitable microanalytical techniques) *
  • Data processing and interpretation
  • Planning and execution of a sampling campaign for a mineralogical study
  • Sample preparation (polished thin section, rock chip, or grain mount) *

* for essential equipment/service, we use a commercial service provider


GeoPool provides solutions for data storage and quality control. We set up simple, cost-effective systems for data entry and maintenance or solve existing database problems, ensuring compatibility with the used software. In addition, we arrange appropriate QAQC procedures to monitor long-term sampling and laboratory performance. Our QAQC workflow includes checks for sample attributes, process quality, lab accuracy and precision, lab contamination, and field precision.

Our assistance covers:

  • Arranging your data for easy querying and report creation
  • Evaluating legacy data reliability and incorporating it to the current project database
  • Data entry as new data becomes available from drilling or other surveys
  • Setting-up appropriate QAQC procedures for your projects
  • Providing Standard Reference Material (SRM) for geochemical soil or plant surveys
  • Vetting laboratory results as they come in
  • Database validation

A correct interpretation of field observations and analysis results is an essential part of exploration. GeoPool reviews your field data in relation to available open-source datasets to produce a comprehensive understanding of the geological system present in your project area. The interpretation can be updated continuously as new data becomes available from drilling or other surveys. We compile reports and simple data visualizations to support project marketing to prospective investors or partners. We can also provide 3D modelling and resource estimation services in accordance with international standards.

In short, our services involve:

  • Interpretation of exploration results to define exploration targets
  • Data visualization in 2D as plan or cross-section views
  • Delivering map products and reports
  • Geological 3D modelling and mineral resource estimation

GeoPool assists foreign companies to settle in the Nordic business environment. In the initial phase, we provide the tools needed to launch the exploration project. Once the project is in operation, we can assist in guiding your company through the different steps of starting up a subsidiary. In addition, we provide general secretary services for a variety of needs.

In summary, our services cover:

  • Drawing up invoices and contracts
  • Constituting a company or subsidiary
  • Accounting (together with our partner)
  • Annual budgeting
  • Assisting with insurances and taxation
  • Managing client or stakeholder registers
  • Translations (FIN-ENG-FIN, SWE-ENG-SWE, FIN-SWE-FIN)
  • Reservations and investigations

We offer comprehensive services that include technical consulting and project management to support the entire lifecycle of exploration projects. With our technical advisory services, you get strategic insight. We offer tailored recommendations on various technical aspects to optimise project performance, estimate risks and achieve business objectives.

GeoPool recognises the seasonal nature of exploration and offers flexible, cost-effective solutions that adapt to client needs. At the same time, our project management services ensure successful project execution and delivery by effectively planning, coordinating, and monitoring all aspects of the project. 

We manage schedules, budgets and resources to maximise efficiency, adhere to quality, safety and environmental standards and ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget.


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